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Film counter says wrong number

I’ve just loaded my film and the film counter says 15 although I haven’t taken any photos yet? Have I loaded it wrong/will this ruin my roll?
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Math of EV numbers

I am trying to fully understand EV (exposure values) as used in photography. This is a system intended to simplify camera shutter speed/aperture combinations using a single value instead of two. EV ...
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How to save money when first stepping into analogue?

After shooting in film, you will have to develop, and then either printing or scanning them to get a presentable copy. I am okay with the film camera's investment, be frugal and I can get shooting ...
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Scanning intentionally overexposed negatives

I have a question concerning the exposure settings when scanning negatives: Imagine I take a picture of mostly fog. Without manual correction, the camera would place the fog in zone V (middle grey) ...
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Why did my developed photos come out discoloured and grainy?

I recently had some film developed on my Pentax K1000 for the first time and my photos came out very strange. I’ve scoured the internet to find similar film photos to figure out why mine came out like ...
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Infamous issue with Nikon FG -> Blinking 125 / 60 light meter

I just picked up a Nikon FG until I realized it had an issue with the light meter. I know that I have to crank a few photos until the frame counter reaches one for the light meter to start, this is ...
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Why are there lines in my film photos?

I just recently got my film developed and there are these lines in some of my photos. Is it my camera's fault, or there were some mistakes/errors in the developing process?
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What do I need to get started with developing medium format film? [duplicate]

Only have experience with digital cameras, camcorders and DSLRs. What process is required to fully develop photos shot on a medium format film camera? It sounds like only hardcore photographers should ...
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Need help identifying film type

Hello fellow photographers! I'm hoping the group here can help me with a mystery. I recently bought a bulk loader for 35mm film from eBay. When it came, I noticed that it already had film in it. ...
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Photo Competition 2021-12-20: Shot with Film

Theme: Shot with Film Kodak Portra, Tri-X, Ilford Delta, Fujicolor Pro, ... any film you want, digitized however is convenient — but shot on film, with minimal digital post-production. Entries should ...
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Missing switch on Beseler 45MCRX

I received a Beseler 45MCRX enlarger. I don't have a timer or a switch for it, so I don't have a way to operate it, other than connecting the lamp directly to power. Judging by this manual, it looks ...
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Is my roll completely ruined

I have a Minolta supreme freedom zoom elite. Was looking at my camera and noticed the counter was at 1 when I know I’ve taken at least 3 or 4 pictures and remember it being at that number. So my guess ...
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Why is film still used in aerial imaging applications?

Kodak still makes some film stocks specifically for aerial imaging uses: https://www.kodak.com/en/advanced-materials/page/aerial-imaging-aerial-films. I'm surprised that film is still being used in an ...
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Did my Nikon FM2n let me advance through the end of the roll of film?

I hope the wording of this makes sense because the whole situation is a bit confusing to me. I had a roll of Ilford HP5 in my camera which gave me a total of 36 exposures. I had shot ~10 a few weeks ...
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Why am I getting occasional cloud-like artifacts on my 4x5 film shots?

Not always, just from time to time, I'm discovering these cloud-like artifacts on my 4x5 film shots. They are present on the film itself; it's not scanning artifacts. Artifacts can be present on ...
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I used a roll with 36 exposures, but I was only able to get 26. Does anyone here knows what happened?

Okay, so I bought two rolls of Kodak Gold 200 to try the Vivitar PS33 film camera that I found on my closet (I don’t know if my memory serves me right but I think it was my mother’s camera back in the ...
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Why are entire rolls weirdly out of focus on my Olympus Sylus Epic?

So I picked up an Olympus Infinity Stylus Epic point and shoot for cheap. The problem is that none of the photos come out in focus. The guy I bought it from said the same, but I figured I'd give it a ...
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Canon AE-1 mirror stuck but can wind film and take photos

My Canon AE-1 camera's mirror is getting stuck in the up position after taking a photo. I can wind the film with the lever and the mirror goes back down but once I take a photo, the mirror stays in ...
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Can I still use film after the film door accidentally opened?

I just loaded up my film camera (Pentax IQZoom EZY) then 2 minutes later the door popped open and I think I have ruined it. :( I attempted to wind it back up and closed the door again but since that I ...
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ND Filter for Agfa Super Isolette

I'm interested about the Agfa Super Isolette. I know it accepts 29.5mm filters, but I'm not sure if I can fit a LEE System for long exposure. Assuming I can find a 29.5 to X step up filter, I'm afraid ...
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Radioactive lens effects seen on film?

I'm also asking a similar question on Physics SE. As we know, some old lenses used Thoriated glass which give off non-negligible amounts of radiation. Although the radiation isn't really harmful to ...
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Why is my Canon 155A Speedlite not firing from the hotshoe of my Canon AE-1?

The AE-1's hotshoe won't fire the flash from some reason. I have the shutter speed set to 1/60s and my aperture is set to A (auto). The test button on the 155A fires the flash as does shorting two of ...
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Traveling/airport security with 35mm film [duplicate]

I am planning to travel with a few rolls of 35 mm film (unused on the way there and exposed but undeveloped on the way home), however, I have heard about how airport security scanners can completely ...
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Can I use a red light bulb to load film in a development tank?

After getting into film photography a while back I recently decided I wanted to develop my photos myself. I don't want to print myself or anything like that, just open up my 35mm canisters and develop ...
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How should I affix 35mm film inside a picture frame?

I recently bought a few strips of tidbits from a movie, on 35mm film. (17 strips of 6 frames each, about 11x3.5cm a strip) I know this isn't "photography" per se, but I think it still counts ...
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How can I save this physical photo?

I've been going through a box of old physical photos trying to scan and save them. This picture has been in a frame for over 2 decades and is now stuck to the broken glass. Is there a recommended way ...
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Why is my colour film developing leaving my film looking purple/giving blue tints to the photos?

I've very recently gotten into developing film at home. For the longest time I'd take my film into a store and get them to do it for me leaving results like this. However after developing at home I'm ...
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How can I tell if I've broken the rewind button on my AE-1?

I recently bought a canon AE-1. After finishing my first roll of film I went unload it and forgot to press the rewind button on the bottom before winding the rewind crank. I know… I should’ve reread ...
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Why can I see through this astronaut on the Apollo 11 footage?

I’m not sure if this is the correct place to put this but I’d assume it’s a photography thing. In this video When Aldrin is climbing down the ladder of the lander I can see the horizon through him. ...
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Do I have to shoot a whole film roll on the same ISO?

I am new to film photography and I really don’t get it. Say I am shooting a roll of film, the box says ISO 400, do I have to shoot the whole roll on that ISO? I have shot a whole roll changing the ISO ...
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FD lens aperture is slow

I bought a Canon AE-1 Program on eBay along with a 50mm f/1.4. The camera works well with other lenses, but the 50mm's aperture seems slow. Moving the bayonet (I think that's what it's called) takes ...
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Light meter battery ran low and I overexposed my ASA 400 HP5+. How much should I push my film?

Equipment: HP5+ 400 ASA, Rollei 35 Light conditions and subject: Sunbather in grass surrounded by trees but with Sun in clouds fairly overhead, sometimes in some shadow. Bright day but with sky ...
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KODAK Film camera (M35) not advancing my film correctly

My KODAK Film camera (M35) is not advancing my film correctly. I turn the film advance wheel and it moves but it doesn't stop to allow the shutter? I'm not sure how to make the shutter work again.
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kodak m35 advance wheel does not roll the film but when there is no film, the spool roll just fine

Someone please help me. When I load the film onto the take-up spool, the film does not advancing (the film is not rolling in). But when I unload the film, the spool is rolling. What should I do ? I ...
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What are these spots all over my pictures?

I'm very new to film and am not sure what is going on. I sent in a roll of 35mm color negative through Walmart and this is what I got back. All but a couple of the photos have the same dots. Along ...
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Should I shoot color or black and white 35mm film to learn photography fundamentals?

I want to practice composition, or the basics of photography in reality. From what I've read, some people say shoot color, or only shoot black and white to learn composition right. From my personal ...
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Film photography - what causes the following effect/error on a single frame of a developed roll of film?

I shot the following picture with a Canon AE-1 Program on a roll of Ilford HP5 400 (I pushed the roll to 800). I developed it using Ilfosol 3 and scanned it with Epson scanner V370. As you can see, ...
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Consistent black horizontal lines on colour negatives

I just received negatives back, and on the last 10 or so exposures there is a constant black horizontal line on the bottom left of the image. Does anyone know what it is? Thanks in advance!
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Calibrating the Shutter Speed/ISO Dial on Film Camera?

The camera is a Bell & Howell Auto 35 Reflex (Model 237), aka the Canon EXEE. How does one calibrate/set the position of this shutter speed + ASA dial (lifting the dial's outer ring adjusts the ...
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Hasselblad C12 back gear sync issue

I have a Hasselblad C12 back that has a gear synchronisation issue with the body. It has been tested on two working bodies, one of which has been serviced very recently, so the issue lies definitely ...
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Black and White Slide Reversal came out completely black

I tried to develop my first role of Adox Scala 160 with Caffenol, Hydrogen Peroxide+Vinegar and the final outcome was an all black role of film. Here is the process I went by: -Rinse film -First ...
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Kodak C-41 first rinse; color of rinse water

When I develop C-41 on Kodak 120 rolls the washwater from the first soak has a strong purple or green color. I am wondering what causes this color and if I can flush it without environmental concerns. ...
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I got my roll from studio and my last frame had a certain black spot in the left upper corner.Any idea what it can be ? The rest of frames were fine

I got my roll from studio and my last frame had a certain black spot in the left upper corner.Any idea what it can be ? The rest of them were fine.
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Is taking photos with the back side of a film roll a real technique?

A friend of mine recently told me about a film photography technique wich consists in turning over the film roll and taking photos with the back side of it. Photographs end up turning red-ish due to ...
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LCD Screen Is On While Camera Is Off

I was shooting a roll of film and was done for the day, I left the roll inside as it still has a few photos and turned off my point and shoot. But the LCD panel stays on indicating how many shots I ...
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How to preserve undeveloped film as a legacy gift

I am new to film photography; however, I recently had this strange little idea to take some photos and just leave them undeveloped until I am nearing the end or my family is looking at them after my ...
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Could someone help me identify what this piece of film might be used for

I worked at NASA for a number of years. This item was thrown away when NASA closed a photolab facility in the late 80's. I believe it's a piece of film showing the iconic "Blue Marble" ...
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How do I go about fixing this strange dark line blocking my Minolta XG-1's viewfinder?

I recently bought my friend's Minolta XG-1 which looks super well maintained cosmetically. He did mention to me that it was sitting in his hot attic for about a year. I noticed that there is a weird ...
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How do I remove the hard plastic protector that was sealed onto the old photo?

Some of my old photos were sealed with a hard plastic and I have a tough time trying to remove them. For the softer one I can peel them off without damaging the photo. But for the harder one, they ...
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Minolta Riva Zoom 135EX film winding behavior

I'm testing a Minolta Riva Zoom 135EX. Everything works fine, but if I press the shutter without a film loaded it doesn't wind on. Is this normal?

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